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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) has insane quadruple rear cameras

Why not have it all, right?

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If you find the Huawei P20 Pro’s triple rear camera setup to be overwhelming, wait until you see the Galaxy A9 (2018). In a rather desperate move, Samsung‘s new smartphone has four rear cameras.

Yes, you read that right: The Galaxy A9 (2018) has quadruple rear cameras. The four camera sensors at the back of the phone are arranged vertically.

From the top, it has an ultra-wide 8-megapixel shooter with a 120-degree lens and f/2.4 aperture, the second one is a telephoto 10-megapixel f/2.4 camera with 2x optical zoom, then the main camera has a 24-megapixel sensor and f/1.7 lens for low-light shooting, and lastly, there’s a 5-megapixel depth camera for the Live Focus feature.

Additionally, it has a 24-megapixel front-facing camera for taking selfies. The phone also has improved camera software with 19 image optimization modes.

Moving on from the camera department, the Galaxy A9 (2018) is a typical glass-sandwich Samsung midranger that has a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution.

Specs-wise, it sports an octa-core processor with up to 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage. There’s room for a microSD card with support for up to 512GB of additional space.

As expected, the phone runs Android Oreo with Samsung Experience on top and it has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Since it’s a pretty big phone, it has a large 3800mAh battery that’s capable of Adaptive Fast Charging through the phone’s USB-C port.

Of course, apart from the usual dark color option called Caviar Black, Samsung has a gradient color for the Galaxy A9 (2018) dubbed Lemonade Blue.

The phone is going to be widely available wherever Samsung phones are being sold.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy A7 hands-on: What can its three rear cameras do?

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered has a new Peter Parker

New face, new graphics, same Amazing story

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There’s been a lot of discussion about how confusing it is to get Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for PlayStation 5. In a PlayStation blog, Insomniac Games — the studio responsible for the 2018 hit — kind of explains what exactly is going on.

First of all, Peter Parker has a new face. This will likely be one of the most noticeable changes on the Remastered version. Good ol’ Peter will now be played by Ben Jordan instead of John Bubniak. Insomniac says they did so “to get a better match to Peter Parker/Spider-Man actor (voice actor) Yuri Lowenthal’s facial capture.

Here’s a clip to see how the new face looks in the Remastered game.

What do you think? Gotta admit it feels jarring at first, but Spider-Man fans should be pretty used to it. After all, we did get three live-action Peters in the last two decades. Not to mention the infamous Clone Saga in the comic books that gave us multiple faces under the Spider-Man mask.

Better looking game

Naturally, that’s not the only new thing on Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. To take advantage of the PS5’s power the entire New York City environment had to look better.

Other than improved models and materials, the game will now also have ray-traced reflections and ambient shadows. Just take a look at this.

There’s now also a Performance Mode where players can be like Spidey on a 60fps frame rate. Here’s what that looks like.

Near-instant loading is now also a thing. But Insomniac says you can still turn on the fast-travel train scenes should you wish to do so. There will also be new photo mode features that were added for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. One example is you can now place lights in the environment and change Spidey’s suit after composing your shot.

Speaking of new suits, the Remaster will give us three new Spidey suits. The first of which is the Amazing Suit. Yes, the one featured on the live-action The Amazing Spider-Man film starring Andrew Garfield.

But how do you get Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered?

It’s available as part of the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition. That was the only thing that’s really clear. It’s available for US$ 69.99 and nets you the following: 3 skill points, Gravity Well Gadget, and The T.R.A.C.K. Suit.

In the US and Canada only, we have additional “launch” physical editions of the game for both Standard Launch Edition and Ultimate Launch Edition (Launch Edition includes a voucher*)! These copies are available in limited quantities only so don’t delay.

The launch edition includes a voucher for early unlocks of two suits, including the T.R.A.C.K. Suit by Marvel Artist Javiar Garrón, and a suit we’ll reveal closer to launch. You’ll also receive an early unlock of the Gravity Well Gadget, and three Skill Points to get a jump start on your progression.

For those buying digitally, or outside of the US/Canada, you also can receive those same early unlocks by ordering now.

Worried you won’t get the Standard Launch Edition? The Standard Edition of Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales will be available on both PS4 and PS5 for US$ 49.99.

The PS4 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales offers a free upgrade path to PS5 Standard Edition. If you purchase or upgrade to the PS5 Standard Edition, you can take advantage of a paid-upgrade offer from the in-game menu to download Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered.

It’s still not as straightforward as we would like, but I’m sure Insomniac hopes this clears things up a little bit.

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Mi 10T series now official with 144Hz display, Snapdragon 865

Taking on OnePlus

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Xiaomi is serious about pushing its premium offering and has doubled its efforts this year. The brand has announced the Mi 10T series, which includes the Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10T, and Mi 10T Lite.

Xiaomi is also leveraging its position in developing markets like India and aggressively pushing its top-end offering. Previously, Xiaomi tried its luck via the niche MIX series, but couldn’t make a considerable dent in a market led by Samsung and Apple.

Mi 10T Pro

Starting with the Mi 10T Pro, it has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ display with a 144Hz refresh rate. Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G connectivity and 8GB RAM. The phone is wrapped in Gorilla Glass 5, has splash resistance, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

On the rear is a triple camera setup consisting of a 108-megapixel primary sensor, a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 5-megapixel macro lens. For selfies, a 20-megapixel front camera is located in a punch-hole cut-out. The 108-megapixel sensor is known for long exposure pictures, time burst, as well as dual-mode.

Oh and it does this neat photo trick.

Backing these internals is a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. It ships with MIUI out-of-the-box. It’ll be available in Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver, and Aurora Blue color options.

Mi 10T

On the other hand, the Mi 10T gets the same display and processor as the Mi 10T Pro. However, it has a 6GB RAM option. On the rear is a triple camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 5-megapixel macro lens. On the front is the same 20-megapixel selfie camera.

The design is also similar and houses a 5000mAh battery. Clearly, the Mi 10T is an ideal phone according to the specifications and users have the option to go for the Mi 10T Pro if they’re looking for a better and more powerful camera. It’ll be available in Cosmic Black and Lunar Silver color options.

Mi 10T Lite

Lastly, the Mi 10T Lite gets a 6.7-inch Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 750G processor, coupled along with 6GB RAM.

It gets a quad-camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Lastly, the phone is powered by a slightly smaller 4820mAh battery with 33W fast charging. It’ll be available in Atlantic Blue, Pearl Gray, Rose Gold Beach color options.

If it looks familiar, that’s because it’s like just the POCO X3 NFC rebranded.

Pricing and availability

Mi 10T Pro

  • 8GB+128GB — EUR 599
  • 8GB+256GB — EUR 649

Mi 10T

  • 6GB+128GB — EUR 499
  • 8GB+128GB — EUR 549

Mi 10T Lite

  • 6GB+64GB — EUR 279
  • 6GB+128GB — EUR 329

SEE ALSO: Mi Watch launches | Xiaomi launches Mi Smart Speaker, Mi Band 5, soap dispenser

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Here’s a better look at Scarlet Nexus

The new story trailer dropped at Tokyo Game Show 2020

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, Bandai Namco will release this bad-ass looking Action RPG for the next-gen consoles (also coming to current-gen). Scarlet Nexus dropped a story trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2020 and it only confirms what we already know — this game is a visual spectacle.

Watch the story trailer:

The premise of the game is much, much clearer now. New on this trailer is the reveal of Kasane. Kasane is an orphan who lost her parents in a raid from the Others when she was a child.

Adopted by the powerful Randall Family, she became one of the most promising elements of the OSF after being scouted at 12 years old. Now an elite soldier with superb fighting skills, Kasane masters the power of psychokinesis in combination with her sharpened throwing knives.

Kasane joins Yuito Sumeragi as a playable character with her own skills and story.

We still don’t know exactly when the game will drop. We do know it will come to the Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, XBox One, and Steam/PC.

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